While no one really knows for sure what this curious looking console will entail, the Atari company has stated that pre-orders will be available on May 30th. If you are looking to pre-order, they are available through Indiegogo. You can pre-order the Onyx version and the Collector’s Edition wooden-panel front, for that classic feel.
Currently, the Onyx version will be $200 (for a limited time). However, the Collector’s Edition doesn’t have a listed pre-order price. Anyone who signs up for the company’s newsletter (from the official website) before May 24th, will receive pre-order bonuses. Shipments are supposed to launch by Spring 2019.
As this console is a mystery, it’s unclear what its main function will be. It runs the Linux OX, which is odd in its own right. However, the Atari VCS will feature 100 classic games and an updated version of the joystick. The company also stated it was more than just a “retro-box”. The console will be function with a modern day controller and will having the ability to stream content, as well as being able to play more “modern games”.